Sunday, May 24, 2009

Indian prostitutes receive life insurance

Around 250 sex workers in India's eastern city of Kolkata have, for the first time received life insurance cover from a State-owned corporation.They believe this to be a step forward in their long standing crusade aimed at legalising their profession to help bring them into the mainstream and fight poverty and discrimination."The policy from the Life Insurance Corporation of India may not change much in our life, but this small step is a giant leap forward in our struggle for legal recognition of sex work," Bharati Dey of the Indomitable Women’s Coordination Committee in Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, said.

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